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Proud to Unveil Our New Joint Diabetes Certificate Program

March 15, 2022

Program Addresses Latest Approaches to Diabetes Care, Complements Formal Clinical Education

By Maggie Graham, PMP, Manager of Program Design & Strategy

We are proud to offer a new joint learning program that takes a holistic approach to the treatment and care of patients with diabetes, one of the largest and growing health challenges facing the world today. 

Comprehensive Care for Persons with Diabetes: A Certificate Program, developed together with the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP), offers the latest methodologies and treatment recommendations available to provide patients with the best care possible. 

Designed around 12 learning modules, the courses take deep dives into topics such as differentiating the types of diabetes, steps to successfully prevent progression of prediabetes, understanding social determinants of health and their impact on patients, optimizing medical therapies and technologies, strategies to engage patients more fully, and addressing psychosocial considerations within this patient population.

Endocrinologists, of course, have been on the front lines of treating diabetes for generations. But we know the scope of this health challenge requires the work of clinicians from across disciplines. That’s why our program is suitable for members of the entire care team, including family physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, physician assistants, and pharmacists. The modules are designed to complement the formal clinical education that many of our members and other practitioners receive.

Caregivers of all stripes, in fact, face the growing challenge of treating diabetes in their communities.

In the U.S. alone, roughly 37.3 million people have diabetes (11.3% of the U.S. population), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Another 96 million American adults—more than 1 in 3—have prediabetes. Diabetes today accounts for an estimated $327 billion in medical costs, as well as lost work and wages. It represents the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S.

Comprehensive Care

Our program tackles this challenge head on. The cutting-edge curriculum was created by prominent experts from diverse backgrounds in endocrinology, nursing, and family health. Together, these influential minds represent over 200 years of diabetes care experience. 

Learning from them, at the end of each module, you should be able to do things like:

  • Apply recommendations for screening for prediabetes and diabetes to patients
  • Create an individualized care plan for each person with prediabetes
  • Outline key lifestyle behaviors (nutrition, physical activity, weight) that play a critical role in the development of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes
  • Include social determinants of health in treatment plans and provide supportive resources
  • Differentiate the pharmacokinetic profiles of action of available short-acting (bolus) and long-acting (basal) insulins
  • Identify non-insulin antihyperglycemic agents presently available for treatment of individuals with type 2 diabetes
  • Create an effective diabetes care team to improve clinic workflow, coordination and facilitate engagement

Upon completion of the program, participants will receive a certificate of completion and may claim credits of up to 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1™ Credits; 15.00 AOA Category 1-A credits; and 15.00 ABIM MOC Points. Visit our Center for Learning for details on pricing, course deadlines, and more.

Diabetes: A Bedrock of the Endocrinology Field

Diabetes has been a focus of our Society since the very beginning, and it continues to be so today. 

We know that every day our clinician members go to work to improve the health and wellbeing of patients living with diabetes. We also know that many of our research members go to work each day to improve on existing diabetes therapies and discover new ones.

In this spirt of continual improvement, we invite you to participate in this program.


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